Hole Hearted (A Songbird Novel #9) by Melissa Pearl

Book Review #100

Title: Hole Hearted

Author: Melissa Pearl

Publication: Createspace

Format: e-ARC

Release Date: November 19, 2016

Cassie Grayson doesn’t know how to be a mom. She’s twenty-two and hardly in a position to care for a kid. But when her twelve-year-old nephew is dumped in her lap, she does the only thing she can: she takes him in.

Neither of them have it easy as they try to navigate this unknown path. Cassie must deal with her feelings toward her estranged sister and her own rocky childhood growing up in the foster care system. Felix is still reeling from being uprooted from the only life he’s ever known, and he doesn’t connect with his weird, emotionless aunt. The only person who seems to breach the gap between them is Troy Baker, the counselor assigned to Felix.

To Troy, Felix and Cassie should be just another case, but they’re not. Something about the hopeless duo captures his heart, and in spite of his hesitation he finds himself falling for both of them. Felix’s quiet strength is endearing, but it’s Cassie’s determination to not let her nephew down that chips away at his own walls, daring him to more than just help her…but maybe fall in love as well.

Can three strangers from completely different worlds create an unlikely family? Or are the hidden holes in their hearts too big to heal? 

This book is so much deeper than the rest of the Songbird novels that I have read. This book deals with loss, family and love. This book also touches a painful topic – child abuse, which the author has done a remarkable job of portraying. 

I can relate so much to Cassie. She loves books, is a librarian and also not to forget, she adores two of my favourite series. I would feel her heartache and no sense of direction too if I was in here shoes. 

Troy Baker. How much more perfect can he be? He’s compassionate, heartwarming and overall, a very nice person. And Felix, he is a strong and brave boy. I’m so proud of him. 

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